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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Gambia's UDP party names presidential candidate

Gambia’s largest opposition party has named its candidate to challenge longtime President Yahya Jammeh in December’s presidential elections.
United Democratic Party candidate Adama Barrow accepted the nomination Thursday, saying the people of this West African country are yearning for change.

Gambia’s first female presidential candidate calls on Jammeh ‘to go’

Gambia’s first-ever female presidential candidate on Friday said it was time for President Yahya Jammeh “to go”, promising to rejoin the Commonwealth community and set the country on a path to prosperity.Isatou Touray, a development expert and campaigner against female genital mutilation, railed against the “lavish” lifestyle she said Jammeh enjoyed while ruling one of Africa’s poorest nations, and accused him of sowing division between communities.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

US-Based Gambian Activist Begins Jail Sentence For Gambia Coup Plot

A Gambian activist has begun serving time in an American jail for  his involvement in the December 2014 ill-fated plot to overthrow the Gambian regime of President Yahya Jammeh.
Banka Manneh, a US resident who is chairman of the Gambia Civil Society Associations,  was  sentenced in May to six-months in prison by a court in Minnesota for aiding and abetting in preparation of the failed coup.  He was also given three years probation and US$200 fine.
Three other US-based Cherno Njie, Papa Faal, Banka Manneh and Alagie Saidy Barrow were also convicted by the same court after they pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Neutrality Act and conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

U.N. rights chief deplores Gambia opposition detainee death

The U.N. rights chief on Tuesday deplored the death of an opposition party member while in custody in Gambia, urging the authorities to investigate his death along with allegations that detainees are refused medical care.

Jailed Gambia opposition official dies in hospital

A detained official from Gambia's main opposition movement died in hospital over the weekend, his United Democratic Party said, its second member to lose their life in custody since the start of a crackdown on protests.
Solo Krummah was arrested with 14 others on May 9 during rallies calling for electoral reform, and died on Saturday after an operation at the Edward Francis's Small Teaching Hospital in the capital Banjul, the UDP said.
His family had not authorized any operation and there were no details on what the treatment involved or how he died, the party added in a statement.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ECOWAS dismisses Jammeh's complaint

Yaya Jammeh's compliant to ECOWAS on the Gambia - Senegal border closure that is now on its 12th week has been dismissed outright because Gambia's non-observance of existing conventions, protocols and bi-lateral agreements.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

CAF Fines Gambia for unsporting behavior

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has imposed a fine 5,000 USD on the Gambia for the ‘unsporting and offensive behavior’ of Gambian home fans during the Gambia VS Mauritania second leg qualifier played on Tuesday March 29th at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.


Senegal on Monday signed a defense agreement with the United States where Foreign Minister Ndiaye revealed the Gambia's request to meet.

Gambian and Senegalese authorities will meet in Dakar in the coming days to find a lasting solution to the border crisis which has been ongoing for the past three months,Senegal Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye said on Monday. The Government of The Gambia officially wrote a letter to Senegalese authorities asking for another chance to discuss the languishing border issue. No specific date has been agreed upon by the parties to meet.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

GSA equips thirty officials

Ngetcell-Sports (The Gambia) The Gambia Swimming Association on Sunday 24th April, 2016 ended a three day open water technical training clinic for thirty swimming officials at the Gambia National Olympic house in Kanifing. 
The clinic instructed by Samuel Greetham, a member of the FINA open water swimming technical committee and director of British Swimming, was meant to offer technical proficiency and help develop best practices that can help the National Association to succeed. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

WHO rep hails Gambia’s gains as World Malaria Day looms

Ngetcell-Banjul (The Gambia) Dr Charles Sagoe-Moses, the World Health Organisation representative in The Gambia, has said that there is a major decline in global Malaria cases and deaths since 2000 and that the progress was made possible through the massive expansion of effective tools to prevent and treat malaria, such as insecticide-treated mosquito nets, diagnostic treating and malaria medicines.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SJAG unveils nominees for 7th National Sports Award

Ngetcell- Banjul- Sports (The Gambia) The Sports Journalists Association of the Gambia (SJAG) yesterday unveiled nominees for the National Sports Award at the Conference Hall of the Independence Stadium in Bakau.
Speaking at the unveiling Musa Sise the President SJAG and chairman of the Awards Commitee said: “It is a noble thing to honor people who have sacrificed for this country in the field of sports even when you might defer in view with them.

Monday, April 18, 2016

GPU Calls for release of embattled Journalist

Ngetcell - Banjul (The Gambia) In an open letter, the umbrella of journalist, Gambia Press Union call on the Attorney General and Minister of Justice to use the power vested on him to release embattled journalist Alhagie Ceesay who is in critical medical condition.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

GSA to equip thirty refs

Ngetcell-Banjul (The Gambia) The Gambia Swimming Association will on Friday 22nd April 2016, start a three day training clinic for thirty swimming referees and judges at the Gambia national Olympic Committee house in Kanifing .

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

GPU urges Government to ensure Journalists’ safety

Ngetcell-Banjul (The Gambia) The Gambia Press Union (GPU), in a statement delivered at the 58th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights on Tuesday urged the Gambian Government to put an end to impunity and ensure safety of journalists during the electoral process.

Over 800,000 children to be vaccinated against Measles

NGETCELL-Health The Gambia) The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through its Expanded Immunization Programme, will conduct a massive vaccination campaign against Measles and Rubella from April 25th to May 1st, targeting 802, 245 children,'' officials announced yesterday.
According to Modou Njie, director of Health Promotion and Education who was speaking at a news briefing Tuesday,   the exercise which targets children between 9 months and 14 years, will be conducted alongside a Vitamin A deficiency and worm infestation for children aged  6 months to 5 years.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Standard takes border closure to ordinary citizens

Voxpop - The Gambia-Senegal)  The border rift between Senegal and The Gambia has been rumbling on for some time now; dominating news headlines. The two countries are yet to settle the issue and, a few days ago, ECOWAS dispatched a fact-finding mission to gather firsthand information on the issue with a bid to finally putting the problem to bed. The Standard moves from authorities to ordinary Gambians and below are their thoughts on the border closure.  

PSV Wellingara’s striker happy with goals

By Mamadi B. Camara

Ngetcell-Sports (Second Division) Lamin Kinteh, a young PSV Wellingara striker demolished the Gambia Police Force’s football team on Monday with four goals, to help his side to a 5-1 victory in the Gambian second divisional league.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Gambian president promises free university education by 2018

President Jammeh
NGETCELL- In his thirteen-pages statement during his traditional State opening of the National Assemble on the 31st March, President Yahya Jammeh promised that his government will make university education free by 2018 without fail.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Gambia: President Jammeh promises to revamp economy in 2016

After two weeks of speculations as to why President Yahya Jammeh failed to turn-up at the National Assembly to deliver his traditional State Opening of Parliament, the date first set for his traditional, he finally addressed the nation on Thursday with promises to revamp the ailing Gambian economy.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Norga presents material to CRR Football Association

The President of the Central River Regional Football Association Numukunda Kanyi has expressed gratitude to the Norway- Gambia International Holding Company Norga for donating six complete sets of jerseys, eighteen footballs and thirty Adidas T-Shirts to his Association.  

AIPS announces three recommendations for petition to the European Parliament

The 79th AIPS Congress assembled in Doha from the 8th to the 10th of February 2016 where it reviewed the progress of the petition submitted to the European Parliament in order to give free access to all sport events to any journalist of any media.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Infantino elected new Fifa president

BREAKING NEWS: Infantino elected new Fifa president

The 45-year-old Swiss has been elected president after securing 115 votes in the second round of polls and has vowed to restore the image of the game's governing body.

CCM consults private sector on combating major diseases

By Abdoulie Nget

The Gambia Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of The Global Fund in collaboration with The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Agriculture and Employers’ Association on Wednesday held a consultative forum to share experiences and information on the various programmes being implemented under the Global Fund.